At Eawag, researchers from various scientific disciplines work together in twelve research departments to find solutions to problems in the water sector. Synergies arise from the combination of single-discipline and interdisciplinary research, and from cooperation with specialists working in the industry.
Eawag focuses on three main areas: water for human welfare, water for ecosystem function and strategies for human versus ecosystem water use conflicts.
Eawag also supports a multitude of research initiatives and centers of excellence, including its own Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry (CEEB) and Competence Center for Drinking Water (CCDW). It works closely on projects with the Competence Center for Environment & Sustainability (CCES) domain of the ETH and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).